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African American Activists of the 20th Century: Selected Pictures

Portrait Gallery: Last Names F-L

The gallery below includes portraits of 20th-century African American activists of whom Prints & Photographs Division staff have been able to find images with no known restrictions on publication. This page presents individuals whose last names begin with the letters F through L, and appear in alphabetical order by the last name of the person depicted (except for Malcolm X, who appears in the "M" range). Click on an image or caption and a new browser tab will open with larger images and descriptive information about each portrait.

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey, 1887-1940. 1924. George Grantham Bain Collection. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

Dick Gregory

Hiller, Herman, photographer. Dick Gregory interviewed on telephone. 1949. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

Jesse Jackson

Warren K. Leffler, photographer. IVU w/ [i.e., interview with] Rev. Jesse Jackson. 1983. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

James Weldon Johnson

Carl Van Vechten, photographer. Portrait of James Weldon Johnson. 1932. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

Coretta Scott King

Warren K. Leffler, photographer. Coretta Scott King at the Democratic National Convention, New York City. 1976. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marion S. Trikosko, photographer. Martin Luther King press conference. 1964. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.